Common Sports and Health Programme (R63)


What You Will Learn

Always had a passion in sports and health, but can’t quite decide which area suits you best? Join the Common Sports and Health Programme (CSHP) to find out.

Conducted during the first semester in the first year of study, you will embark on a journey to explore holistic health and wellness management with sports elements. You will also learn how to customise health and physical activities that cater to people at different stages of life.

Through the CSHP, you will be introduced to a variety of career options from the sports and health industry, guiding you to select your preferred diploma specialisation from any of the following SHL diplomas to continue with your studies:

General Modules

In the first semester, you will take the following modules:

Discipline Modules

From the second semester onwards, students will study the modules that are allocated to a specific diploma from the School of Sports, Health and Leisure (SHL).

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type* Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2023 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C  12 to 26*
  • English Language: D7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): C6
  • Any one of the following subjects: C6
    - Biology
    - Biotechnology
    - Chemistry
    - Design & Technology
    - Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
    - Exercise & Sports Science
    - Physics
    - Science (Chemistry, Biology)
    - Science (Physics, Biology)
    - Science (Physics, Chemistry)
Courses with remaining vacancies after JAE posting are indicated with an asterisk (*). In order to appeal to these courses with vacancies, students need only meet the course’s MERs. Do note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee placement, as appeals posting is in order of merit, and subjected to available vacancies in the course.


Students admitted to the Common Sports and Health Programme (R63) must ensure that they satisfy the requirements of the respective diplomas before they can be streamed to the respective courses. Students opting to stream into the Diploma in Outdoor & Adventure Learning (R33) must fulfil the minimum entry requirements for the diploma, which include meeting the subject specific grades and the required aggregate score. 

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT45 Nursing
  • NT55 Fitness Training
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • IT58 Biotechnology/Biochemical Technology
  • IT59 Chemical Technology
  • IT62 Paramedics & Emergency Care
  • IT79 Elder Care

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium), AND
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects


For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at


Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

Aim high after you graduate as you can look forward to exploring a myriad of opportunities in the sports, outdoors fitness, wellness, and health industries. Enjoy challenging roles at fitness centres and specialist gyms, adventure learning centres, sports retail shops, sports associations, and sports institutions.

Career options include:

  • Allied Educators with the Ministry of Education

  • Exercise Specialist

  • Fitness Trainer

  • High Performance Executive

  • Outdoor Educator

  • Rehabilitation Assistant

  • Sports Development Officer

  • Sports Trainer

Further Studies

Upon completion of the Common Sports and Health Programme, you will have a better understanding of all the diploma programmes available at SHL and be able to make an informed decision on a programme that best suits your interests.

Last updated on 07 Jun 2023

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2023:
12 to 17 January 2023

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2023:
12 to 17 January 2023

Direct Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2023:

  • O-levels & IP: 12 to 17 January 2023 and 21 to 28 February 2023
  • ITE: 20 March to 6 April 2023
  • IB & Working Adults: 12 to 17 January 2023 

Early Admissions Exercise

  • O-levels: 22 to 28 June 2023
  • ITE: 8 to 14 June 2023
  • Working Adults: 5 June to 2 July 2023